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Employment

Watch this space for the latest employment and internship opportunities at YLC. For consideration please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@ylcnola.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and must be received no later than the date specified in each job description. No phone inquiries please.

Available Opportunities


YLC Community Engagement Intern

Deadline for application: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Internship Duration: January 2019 – May 2019 (start and end dates flexible with semester commitments)

Hours: 15  hours per week, 4 hours of which will be at YLC Wednesday at the Square 4 pm – 8 pm; Remaining hours can be scheduled to accommodate school schedules. There is potential for remote work if necessary

Young Leadership Council (YLC) is seeking a talented and energetic individual to fill the role of Community Engagement Intern. The individual serving in this position will work alongside YLC’s staff and volunteer leadership and will report to YLC’s Communications and Engagement Manager. The intern will assist with volunteer recruitment and communications-related projects centered around Wednesday the Square, YLC’s annual concert series and fundraiser. As part of a fast-paced office environment, the intern will gain valuable knowledge in the fields of project management, communications, volunteer recruitment, and other important skills vital for today’s nonprofit professionals.

Summary of Intern Responsibilities

  • Assist with all aspects of volunteer recruitment and management for YLC Wednesday at the Square, including:
  1. Communicate with prospective volunteers through email and phone calls, while keeping track of all interactions on a daily basis.
  2.  Identify new sources of volunteers, including businesses, nonprofit organizations, and more.
  3.  Data entry related to volunteer recruitment and management processes.
  4. Assist with day-of concert preparations and setting up volunteer areas at Lafayette Square, as needed.
  •  Assist with updating of YLC website and social media channels to reflect concert partnerships and band promotions
  •  Assist with any other tasks assigned by Communications and Engagement Manager

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

Ideal candidates for this position:

  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Have excellent business acumen and are comfortable with communicating via email, phone, and in-person with prominent New Orleans businesses and nonprofits.
  • Are well-organized and possess excellent time management skills.
  • Have a professional mindset and understand the importance of communication in collaborative work environments.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of communications principles and/or non-profit management.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of YLC’s principles, mission, and community projects.
  • Experience working with all Microsoft Office programs (especially Excel).
  • Experience in HTML and/or working with WordPress websites a plus

Compensation and Academic Credit

This is an unpaid internship, with the intent to provide invaluable professional experience for those wishing to develop their careers in non-profit and/or communications-related fields.

Hours worked for YLC in this position may be eligible for academic credit, particularly for degree programs that have internship requirements. Any academic credit sought for this internship is the sole responsibility of the intern and must be coordinated with the higher education institution of the intern’s choosing.

Apply Today!

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Ryan Kreiser at jobs@ylcnola.org no later than Thursday, January 17, 2019. Please include “YLC Community Engagement Intern” in the email subject line. Once your materials have been received, you will receive email confirmation. No phone calls, please.

 

YLC Events and Development Intern

Deadline for application: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Internship Duration: January 2019 – May 2019 (start and end dates flexible with semester commitments)

Hours: 15  hours per week, 4 hours of which will be at YLC Wednesday at the Square 4 pm – 8 pm; Remaining hours can be scheduled to accommodate school schedules. There is potential for remote work if necessary

Young Leadership Council (YLC) is seeking a talented and energetic individual to fill the role of Development and Events Intern. The individual serving in this position will work alongside YLC’s staff and Board Development Committee and will report to YLC’s Events and Sponsorship Manager. The intern will assist with managing event timelines, working with event vendors, attending site visits, and interacting with our Development and Events Committees centered around YLC Wednesday the Square, YLC’s annual concert series and fundraiser. The intern will also help develop strategy for donor outreach, including social and print campaigns. As part of a fast-paced office environment, the intern will gain valuable knowledge in the fields of project management, donor relations, business development, communications and other important skills vital for today’s nonprofit professionals. 

Summary of Intern Responsibilities:

  • Assist with all aspects of planning and execution for YLC Wednesday at the Square, including:
  1.   Attend site visits, vendor management, updating budgets, etc.
  • Help manage all components of sponsorship fulfillment including marketing communications
  1. Identify potential new partnerships, including businesses, nonprofit organizations, and more
  2. Assist with day-of concert preparations and troubleshooting
  3. Help with other Development efforts including acknowledgements, compiling reports, and data organization
  4. Assist with any other tasks assigned by Events and Sponsorship Manager

About YLC Wednesday at the Square

Wednesday at the Square is an annual 10-week free concert series hosted by Young Leadership Council in Lafayette Square each Spring. These concerts attract an average of 6,000 music-lovers from New Orleans and beyond each week, and serves as the main fundraiser for YLC’s community service projects.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

Ideal candidates for this position:

  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Have excellent business acumen and are comfortable with communicating via email, phone, and in-person with prominent New Orleans businesses and nonprofits.
  • Are well-organized and possess excellent time management skills.
  • Have a professional mindset and understand the importance of communication in collaborative work environments.
  • Know to always ask questions, and possess a willingness to learn
  • Detail-oriented and a self-starter
  • Demonstrate an understanding of YLC’s principles, mission, and community projects.
  • Are experienced with working in all Microsoft Office programs (especially Excel).

Compensation and Academic Credit

This is an unpaid internship, with the intent to provide invaluable professional experience for those wishing to develop their careers in non-profit and/or communications-related fields.

Hours worked for YLC in this position may be eligible for academic credit, particularly for degree programs that have internship requirements. Any academic credit sought for this internship is the sole responsibility of the intern and must be coordinated with the higher education institution of the intern’s choosing.

Apply Today!

Interested candidates should submit a brief cover letter introducing themselves, and a resume to Liz Waller at liz@ylcnola.org no later than Thursday, January 17, 2019. Please include “YLC Events & Development Intern” in the email subject line. Once your materials have been received, you will receive email confirmation. No phone calls, please.